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Mar 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
to cnn's exit poll, what drove conservatives and middle income voters to rally around mitt romney. governor romney scored a decisive win in illinois, took home 47% of the vote to nt is snt's 35% of the vote, and that win helped mitt romney pad his del lat count, now at 562, senator santorum has less than half at 249. mitt romney is taking new jabs at president obama. >> we once built an interstate highway system, and the hoover dam. now we can't even build a pipeline. i mean, we once led the world in manufacturing and exports, investment. today we lead the world in lawsuits. you know, when we replace a law professor with a conservative businessman as president, that's going to end. >> talking about himself, of course. last night no doubt a big blow for rick santorum. you'll remember that he had predicted if he won, if he won illinois he'd win the nomination. listen. >> i predict if we are able to do what i know most people think is impossible, which is to carry the state of illinois, that will fundamentally change this election like no other contest to date. it will put us in a po
CNN
Mar 6, 2012 4:00am PST
well in tennessee and oklahoma and the polls are supporting him in that. mitt romney says he's going to win massachusetts and vermont and idaho and the polls support him on that and he plans to win virginia, partly because he's the only person on the ballot along with ron paul. so that's probably a pretty good guess. he's leading by a lot of the poll there's. what he's focused on now is the battleground state of ohio. there it is a dead heat between mitt romney and rick santorum. now, mitt romney says he believes he will win the republican nomination if, in fact, he can carry the state of ohio. but newt gingrich and rick santorum say, making mitt romney the nominee would be a big mistake. listen. >> he will be the weakest candidate we could possibly put forward on the most important issue of today. >> he can't close the deal. he can't close the deal in part because people inherently don't trust what he's saying and think that he isn't always very candid with him and sometimes frankly isn't straight. >> all right. no shocker there to see rick santorum and newt gingrich saying he would
CNN
Mar 5, 2012 4:00am PST
romney a clear front-runner once again. he's leading rick santorum by 16 points in the latest national poll. very big endorsements as well. ahead of super tuesday, tomorrow. the highest ranking republican member of congress eric cantor, getting his support. >> i look to super tuesday, i look to mitt romney winning all of virginia's delegates. in fact, i cast my vote already in virginia for mitt romney. and i'm here today to tell you that i'm endorsing mitt romney in his candidacy for the presidency of the united states. >> majority leader congressman eric cantor of virginia joins us. nice to see you. we appreciate it. >> good morning, soledad. >> let's talk about that endorsement. >> give me the reasons why you decided to support mitt romney? >> mitt romney is really the only man in the race who has a plan, a bold pro-growth plan to create jobs and get this economy back on track. and this is an essential issue for this election. it is about how we're going to make the economy better, how we're going to get small businesses back in gear. mitt romney unveiled a plan last week that is pro
CNN
Mar 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
have old hands with us this morning. brett o'donnell is back. he advised mitt romney on the presidential primary debates and michele bachmann as well. he's back. we love talking politics. will cain is a contributor to cnn and contributor to theblaze.com. the table has gotten bigger. >> i feel far away. >> but close in my heart, will. we get right to our "starting point" this morning which is the race and what happened. it could have gone any way. literally, this would go any way. it was a very tighten race but in the end it was former senator rick santorum who came out with two big wins last night. narrow victories in alabama and mississippi. mitt romney won hawaii and the american is a ho american issamoas. >> the time is now for conservatives to pull together. the time is now to make sure, to make sure that we have the best chance to win this election and the best chance to win this election is to nominate a conservative to go up against barack obama. >> yeah. but the math doesn't work out. in the race for delegate, santorum still trails mitt romney by, you know, li
CNN
Mar 7, 2012 7:00am EST
and romney campaign. ron braun seownstein, you're so. that's happening. tim pawlenty, of course, the former minnesota governor and also former presidential candidate will be joining us this morning. and alice stewart, press secretary. she's going to talk to us. reince priebus, chairman of the rnc and kevin dewine is slated to talk to us as well. we're going start by looking right at the numbers. mitt romney landing six victories on super tuesday. it was a nail biter in ohio. 38% to santorum's 37%. ultimately like the difference of something like 12,000 votes. not very much. he also took idaho. he took alaska and massachusetts and vermont and virginia. there was no surprise there. rick santorum claimed oklahoma and tennessee. he had been leading in the poll there's a. while there. he also took north dakota. newt gingrich costed to a very easy win in the state of georgia. gingrich and santorum are vowing to fight on as romney is now turning his attention to president obama as we've said before. here. >> 24 million americans are still struggling for work, they are high fiving each other in the
CNN
Mar 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
's been confirmed that mitt romney and newt gingrich had a private meeting last weekend in louisiana, it happened in romney's hotel in new orleans, right before that state's primary. sources tell cnn's john king the meeting was productive and pleasant but no further details. romney and gingrich's camps say the candidates keep in regular touch just to talk. >>> an awkward moment on the campaign trail for mitt romney, he was picking up endorsement from former president george h.w. bush, bush 41. reporters wanted to know if romney heard from george w. bush while he was in town and here is romney's response and listen carefully as bush sr. leans in and asks romney a question. >> you know, i haven't met with president george w. bush. we speak from time to time. >> has he endorsed you yet? >> uh, no. >> did you hear what that means? it means good boys all listen to their mommys. >> w. may get a scolding. >>> a disturbing rise in autism, up 20% in two years, a serious look at what could be behind the staggering increase. >>> plus people spending it in their minds already. i certainly have a
CNN
Mar 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
he'd rather have four more years of president obama over mitt romney. it's friday, march 23rd. "starting point" begins right now. ♪ oh i got a love that keeps me breathing ♪ >> this is the black keys, "lonely boy." mark hill, columbia university, abby livingston, daughter of jon huntston and ryan lizzo, washington correspondent for "the new yorker." it's friday. >> friday! >> lots of things to talk about, our starting point is the killing of 17-year-old trayvon martin, sparking a national movement now. just look at the number of rallies that have taken place or scheduled to take place across the country. this is not a florida story, this is an american story. crowds gathered in los angeles, charlotte, north carolina. the biggest rally taking place last night in sanford, florida. let's look at these image, a mass of people gathering not far from where trayvon martin was shot dead from george zimmerman february 26th, the gathering taking place hours after sanford's police chief temporarily stepped aside but did not step down. the governor of florida has assigned a new specia
CNN
Mar 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
mitt romney? >>> plus whitney houston's cause of death revealed, how cocaine played a role in her drowning. >>> and get real, a school writes a letter asking students to wear african-american attire, i'm not kidding, you got to hear this one. we'll leave with you a track from abby and mark's playlist, beyonce. you're watching "starting point." ♪ but what about your wrinkles. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it has the fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to visibly reduce wrinkles in just one week. "why wait if you don't have to." rapid wrinkle repair. neutrogena®. recommended most by dermatologists. twenty-five thousand mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. we spend them on treadmills. we spend them in traffic. and if we get lucky, really lucky, it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. twenty-five thousand mornings. make sure some of them are pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org. ♪ >>> beautiful voice of whitney houston "queen of the night." we know more about the last minutes of her life.
CNN
Mar 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
in a state where recent polling shows him trailing governor mitt romney by a few points. governor romney may have found added momentum with his win, he captured 83% of the vote, all 20 delegates. rick santorum was not able to garner much support. his own camp admitted damage was done when he told a local newspaper speaking english should be a requirement for puerto row coto gain state hood. "rick santorum has a consistent show and when he went to puerto rico and took a locally unpopular --" it's hard to get through it. >> shocking. >> "mitt romney on the other hand switched another of his positions to gain favor in puerto rico saying puerto ricans shouldn't have to learn english if they want to become a state." romney has twice as many delegates as any other candidates. tally he stands at 518 for governor romney. senator santorum with 239, newt gingrich has 139 and ron paul has 69 delegates for that congressman. so we're going to get to alice stewart in a moment. first let's talk about what we have heard from rick santorum. he is promising as he goes into this that if he wins illinois he wil
CNN
Mar 1, 2012 4:00am PST
, water in pirate infested waters. >>> the final totals from the wyoming caucuses are now in with romney defeating rick santorum by seven points. the former massachusetts governor trying to build on his momentum by attacking santorum's qualifications to be president. >> rick santorum is a nice guy, but an economic lightweight. doesn't understand what it takes to make an economy work on a personal basis. >> 11 states are up for grabs in the next five days. here's how the delegate count stands so far. romney has 181 delegates. santorum has 61 and newt gingrich with 39 and ron paul with 33. >>> minding your business this morning. u.s. stock futures pointing to a higher open right now. dow futures up about 30 points. waiting on two economic reports that come out in the next hour. weakless jobless claims and a report on personal income and spending. >>> remembering davy jones. the monkees lead singer died yesterday after suffering an apparent heart attack near his home in florida. tmz obtained a 911 call in which a woman appears to be getting jones to the hospital. listen. >> 911, what is you
CNN
Mar 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
his chances and mitt romney says it's going to be doom if the fight north nomination goes to the convention. newt gingrich is leading the new poll 34rks%. mitt romney is in second place with 31%. and because that's within the margin of error they're basically tied. rick santorum is trailing at 24%. joining our panel this morning is bill arm stead. chairman of the alabama republican party. thank you for talking with us. as i mentioned, everybody sort of says everything is on the line. start by characterizing your electorate for me. what are voters in your state looking for, sir? >> well, thank you very much for having me. of course, in alabama as well as throughout the united states people are concerned about the economy and the jobs. we have no doubt that we can make an improvement over what we have now. so as the candidates have crisscrossed our state in the last two or three days i think one of them will have taken some momentum. we've had all three of the top candidates in alabama and they're all speaking about jobs and the economy and, of course, the fuel prices is ano
CNN
Mar 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
jealous, will join us this morning. >>> candidates running to toys r us after a romney aide said this on our show yesterday. >> i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's almost like an etch-a-sketch. you kind of shake it up and we start all over again. >> later they say no, nothing like an etch-a-sketch. can that etch-a-sketch mess be cleaned up this morning? we'll see. >>> i've done this, actually. not fallen into a lake as she did, but other things that are not so great. it is thursday, march 22nd. "starting point" begins right now. >>> yes, that's mariah carey. my play list this morning, that's "fantasy," by the way, is all long islanders who have contributed to the great cultural contributions of our nation. we're celebrating long island this morning, everybody. our panelists this morning, washington correspondent for the new yorker, nice to have you. where about? what town? john fugal is with us, asked the question of the day on this show yesterday. we'll talk about that straight ahead. >> i'm representing stony brook as well. >> that's r
CNN
Mar 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
right there yesterday morning when long-time romney adviser eric fehrnstrom was sort of doing the victory lap. romney had a win the night before. and he was asked whether forced too far to the right by his opponents when it went to a national campaign, ultimately hurting him in november. that was the question that john asked. here was the answer. >> i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's almost like an etch-a-sketch. you can kind of shake it up and we start all over again. >> well, from there, literally, from right there, etch-a-sketch went absolutely everywhere, on every single newscast. take a look. >> it was an unusual day on the campaign trail. mitt romney and his campaign had wanted to talk about his victory in the illinois primary, but then the debate over this iconic children's toy, the etch-a-sketch, threatened to erase all that. >> you have to stand for something that lasts longer than this. people aren't stupid. >> he said you just turn it over and shake it and then you start all over. >> if i were elected and congress were to
CNN
Mar 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
a press conference to clarify things but mitt romney accuses him of telling the russians one thing and the american people another. >>> and broadway tebow, tim tebow, i might be the only person excited he's coming. everybody else is like oh, the jets. >> they need a third quarterback. >> he's been introduced as a new york jet in the biggest news ever for a backup in the history of forever. he had a magic word that he said literally a zillion times. tuesday, march 27th and "starting point" begins right now. ♪ >> whose song is that? >> i think that's yours. >> my song would be pink. that is not pink. >> it's autotune, that's all that matters. >> it's popular music, i wouldn't know. >> you stick in the mud. we have no idea who that is but we support them anyway. i'm feeling very kumbaya this morning. john fugelsang, political comedian and will cain is back, a columnist at theblaze.com and kelly goth, contributing editor for loop21.com and wrote a great moment. >> "the gq candidate." my goodness you just made my publisher a happy camper. if you like political novels it's a fun one. >
CNN
Mar 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
relations with russia is very, very troubling. >> romney is accusing the president of pulling his punches with the american people. the white house says romney is distorting the president's words. >>> minding your business now, u.s. stock futures trading pretty flat up slightly ahead of the opening bell, riding yesterday's rally off positive but cautious comments from federal reserve chief brn brn about the economy. the markets rallied strong in the s&p 500, a better indicator for their stocks and 401(k) is at a four-year high right now, back to pre-recession levels. >>> so listen to this, eat chocolate to be skinny. a new study of more than 1,000 healthy men and women found that people who ate chocolate five times a week had a lower body mass index than those who did not eat it regularly. everyone exercised three times a week and ate a balanced nutritious diet. the body mass index say measure of body fat based on height and weight. >> go back to the line, everybody worked out and ate a nutritious diet, yeah. >> chocolate makes you skinny. >> uh-huh, okay. thanks, z, appreciate it. >> you
CNN
Mar 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
the nomination but stepping up his attacks on mitt romney, saying he's the worst republican to pick, ever. you're watching "starting point." we'll talk about that, straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. ♪ >>> i love this song, lenny curry i love that song, will smith "just the two of us." other stories to get to first this morning, christine has that. >> good morning, soledad. turkey can no longer ignore atrocities on its doorstep, recalling its ambassador and closing its embassy in syria. the two countries share a 566-mile long border. 17,000 refugees who have fled the violence are in turkey. a human rights group says 14 more people were killed in syria in the
CNN
Mar 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
. it will be the biggest haul since the georgia primary that happened earlier this month. mitt romney looking to pad his commanding lead in the delegate chase. rick santorum we spoke to the santorum campaign yesterday really hoping to burst governor romney's bubble and the two are going at each other in their own form of chicago style politics. listen. >> we're not going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight with another economic lightweight. >> do you really believe this country wants to elect a wall street financier as president of the united states? do you think that's the kind of experience we need? >> what is a financier? what is that pronunciation? >> i guarantee you he was down state talking to a lot of the conservative areas as opposed to in chicago. >> financier. >> sounds french to me. >> rick santorum also making a case a win for him today could be the beginning of the end for mitt romney. listen. >> if we are able to do what i know most people think is impossible, which is to carry the state of illinois, that will fundamentally change this election like no other contest to da
CNN
Mar 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
and he has endorsed mitt romney. i would expect that romney will prevail, we'll see on sunday and but in terms of the general elections in the u.s., president obama has been great here in puerto rico. he included puerto rico in our program in the stimulus. he also increased considerably the funding that puerto rico gets for its health problems. there's no parity, but we got an enhancement as part of the affordable care act and he's been straight forward on the status issue. he has told the people of puerto rico that he will support the will of the majority of the people of puerto rico when the time comes for them to express themselves on the status quiiss >> which will be come november. we are out of time. i want to thank you, congressman, for joining us. we certainly appreciate your remarks on that. >> thank you. >>> still ahead on "starting point" north korea's new leader reportedly showing no mercy as he takes control of a military drill this morning. the latest on that. >>> in our "get real" a word to the wise, don't trust your co-workers. an office lottery pool cheat is c
CNN
Mar 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
. and then we had, of course, mitt romney weighing in through his people and this is andrea saul. said this, puerto rico currently recognizes both epg glish and spanish as the official languages of the common wealth. governor romney believes that english is the language of opportunity and supports efforts to expand english proficiency in puerto rico and across america. however, he would not, as a prerequisite for statehood, require that people of puerto rico cease using spanish. >> former secretary under george wr bush and he's supporting governor romney for the presidency. so you've heard kind of all of this back and forth. what do you make of the conversation in general? >> i think, first of all, it shows that we don't know as much about puerto rico as we should, which doesn't surprise me. i was born in cuba and i have to keep reminding people, it's 90 miles south from the southern most tip of florida, et cetera, et cetera. i think puerto rico today is probably one of the most bilingual areas in the caribbean, countries in the caribbean. so they don't have this problem i don't know why we
CNN
Mar 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
, they're also going to deny mitt romney his ability to get to 1,144. does newt gingrich's presence help or hurt that, help rick santorum's quest to deny that. >> by newt gingrich staying in the race you hurt his ability to get to 1,144, which means that eventually it, the strategy is to be a spoiler and clearly sounds to me the strategy is not that newt gingrich could possibly win 1,144 at this point. >> can he win 1,144 at the convention. your own poll which you referenced earlier showed gingrich dropping out of the race helps mitt romney dramatically more than it helps rick santorum so if newt were to drop out of the race, i apologize, it would actually virtually guarantee mitt romney the nomination. if conservatives really want to rally around a conservative standard bear, someone whose platform is going to be bold, conservative, going to be reform oriented in the tradition of reagan and thatcher, they're going to have, they need newt to stay in to prevent a romney nomination. >> of course the word of the campaign is in huge debt, we were talking about that yesterday and there was a
CNN
Mar 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
funeral will be held today in a catholic children on long island, new york. >>> front-runner mitt romney will be campaigning in alabama and mississippi with comedian jeff foxworthy by his side. those two states host primaries today. meanwhile, rick santorum is sounding confident after conservatives helped him win n cans is on saturday. he is hoping the same thing happens in alabama and mississippi tomorrow. right now the latest cnn estimates have romney with 458 delegate, santorum with 203. newt gingrich has got 118. ron paul with 66. >>> let's go to christine romans with a look at the business headlines. >> minding your business this morning, gas prices up three days in a row, again. the national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.80. that's according to aaa rising .9. five bucks is in sight for summer. at what point do you change your life significantly because of high gas prices? a new gallop poll found $5.35 is where you change your behavior. let's check in on the markets now. u.s. stock futures pretty much trading flat ahead of the opening bell. now that greece's debt problem s
CNN
Mar 2, 2012 4:00am PST
it went down but it was quite foggy at the time of that crash. >>> all right. mitt romney gaining momentum in the race for the republican nomination. the former massachusetts governor letting up on rival rick santorum to bash president obama during a campaign stop in idaho. here's why. romney opening up a commanding 11-point lead over san tor 11-point lead over san toum among republican voters in the latest gallop poll. 18-point swing in romney's favor in just the past week. santorum determined to stick around. >> this is an episode of survival. we need to stay on the island, not get voted off, stay on message and have hopefully the grass roots of conservative movements support us. i think you're see that now. >>> washington state holds caucuses tomorrow with ten states up for grabs on super tuesday. the candidates are battling for more than 400 delegates in the next 4 days. >>> meanwhile, newt gingrich campaigning in his home state of georgia yesterday. he says one thing has to happen on super tuesday in order for him to stay in the race. >> i have to win georgia, i think, to be credible
CNN
Mar 9, 2012 4:00am PST
to the latest delegate count. mitt romney leading with 429 delegates. rick santorum with 169 delegates. newt gingrich with 118. and ron paul trailing with 67 delegates. and so far in the state count, mitt romney racked up 14 states. santorum, 7 states. gingrich, two states. south carolina and georgia. and ron paul no, states. and there have been increasing calls from the santorum campaign, no surprise here, saying, newt gingrich, you should drop out. gingrich says he's not biting that offer. >> it's a long stretch i was either in first place or i was clearly in second place. during that entire period senator santorum declined to lead. now suddenly he's in better shape, he would like me to leave. it's just all a gym. he and i would both like romney to leave. everybody would like to end this on their terms. i think this is going to go on probably -- certainly into june. >> he's like, everybody wants everybody to leave. no one is going to be leaving any time soon. this morning we're joined by rick tyler, he is the senior adviser to the pro-gingrich super pac which is called win ourg future. it'
CNN
Mar 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
for his re-election and his economy depends on taxing the oil base out of russia. >>> mitt romney is getting a couple of big endorsements from a former president and maybe from his future vice president. we'll see about that and talk about that straight ahead. >>> the affairs, texts, big fall from the spotlight. we're talking to tiger woods' former coach. he has a new tell-all book that some say should never have been written. my playlist is chris brown "forever." ♪ >> that's off roland's playlist, milk & sugar. >> milk & sugar, baby. >> two endorsements for mitt romney this morning. hello, people. pay attention. former president george h.w. bush expected to make his endorsement today and marco rubio announced his endorsement. >> he will be the republican nominee but offers, at this point, such a stark contrast to the president's record. look at the president's record. this is someone who has run the country not very well over the last three years, has no experience beyond doing that. at the same time has no experience with the private sector or the free enterprise system. in mi
CNN
Mar 8, 2012 4:00am PST
was glued to the set. >> is it mitt romney as the nominee? >> i think so. >> okay. >> don't you think so? >> it looks that way. >> barack obama, mitt romney. >> yeah. yeah. >> what do you -- >> as long as it's not sarah palin. >> you never know. >> oh, dear. she really scares the hell out of me. so does rush limbaugh. he's a strange man. >> i think he's very disturbed. i seriously do. >> you don't think it's entertainme entertainment. >> i think it must be hard to live in a rage. the man is so angry. he's so filled with angst. you wake up in the morning and you're angry. >> is it a show? it's just a show. >> how come he's never had a heart attack. >> with that chent, something that i have found so alarming is how we just sort of accept actually men speaking about women this way and it's on the the left, on the right, it's in entertainment, politics, that these terms used hurled at women is outrageous. >> slut? really? >> i think michele bachmann was right when she said there's often outrage on one side and not the other. that is very true. people will be outraged. the answer is not lower
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